Arts for Social Change

Main Image by Rob Gale: Ribbleshead Viaduct, H-NC Ingleton, Nov. 2022

Human-Nature Connect

Human-Nature Connect invites artists and practitioners to outdoor residencies. Each residency, in a stunning location, offers a site specific experience of sharing practice with and within nature while realising 'eco-entangled' (Donna Haraway) life ways that are more sustainable for humans and nature.

Through a light yet attentive facilitation, non-empty spaces that are full of potential are opened, allowing new horizons to be realised through peer to peer support, attentive listening, and being in congress with our inner and outer landscapes. Professional nature orientated guidance and specialist outdoors support informs our ethnographical knowing of nature, unlocking her historical and ancestral mysteries.

Human-Nature Connect extends inclusive social cohesion efforts to the outdoors promoting arts, education, ecological public health, and climate action.

PIKO 'Where Life Begins' Coming in 2024

‘Tau’ Peter Rockford Espiritu, from Hawai'i journeys to Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales, North England.

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Autumn sunshine at Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales with (Tau) Peter Rockford Espiritu

"In Hawai'ian culture, PIKO is our belly button where we were connected to our Mothers. If we think of our land mass, the mountains are the PIKO of the earth." Tau.

Journey with our special guests ‘Tau’ Peter Rockford Espiritu and Keala Fung of Tau Dance Theater from Hawai'i as we explore our life connection to the earth, the land and its people. Room for 30 people at Timberlodge, Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A unique opportunity for Dancers/Choreographers/Artmakers, Multi-Disciplinary Artists & Eco-Somatic Practitioners.

Discover previous Human-Nature Connect residencies through film:

Ingleton November 2022

Rhossili May 2023

The following residencies are now Fully Booked and closed for booking:

29 June - 5 July 2023 - Primary FIlms, Hubberholme (FULLY BOOKED)

13 - 16 July 2023 - Butoh in Nature with Vangeline and Alex at Reeth, Swaledale, Yorkshire (FULLY BOOKED)

1 - 4 September 2023 - 'Arts and Health in Nature' Hubberholme (FULLY BOOKED)

6 - 10 September Isle Martin, Scotland Environmental Arts & Eco Somatic Residency (FULLY BOOKED)

5 - 8 October 2023 “La Selva”: International Ecological Arts and Eco-Somatic Residency - Italy (FULLY BOOKED)

Join the International (Human-Nature Connect) Eco-Embodied Network:

The "International Eco-Embodied Network" (IE-EN), supported by Intercultural Roots is an opportunity to connect with like-minded artists, makers, creators, (eco)somatic and environmental practitioners and researchers from around the world. To join, free-of-charge, please register now with Zoom through this link:  Our optional meetings will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 20:00 - 21:00 (8pm - 9pm) London, UK Time, with online Basecamp support.

We are currently working with partners to develop funding applications to support practitioner facilitators to organise UK and international Human-Nature Connect residencies in 2024 and to be able to offer part funded and fully funded bursary places. See you in Zoom!

Sponsor a Part or Fully Funded Bursary Place

Please donate any amount you can to help sponsor a Fully Funded Bursary place for an artist or practitioner who otherwise cannot afford to attend.

You can securely donate to Intercultural Roots HERE

People with Disabilities, Chronic Illnesses or Injuries
"Transforming Broken Wings"

Intercultural Roots is currently consulting with artists and practitioners who have disabilities, chronic illnesses and injuries  or have impairments to organise targeted, accessible residencies for 2024.  Given the specialist accommodation, care and support required we are actively applying for funding now to support this intention. If you would like to respond to our survey and join the emerging 'Transforming Broken Wings' network go to

H-NC, Ingleton, Nov. 2022

With thanks to our partners and funders:

About: Intercultural Roots (IR)

IR focuses on promoting 'arts for health and social change' while also conserving, protecting, and improving the physical and natural environment. The charity achieves this goal by researching, developing, and promoting best practices in this field. The organisation trains and develops artists and eco-somatic practitioners, provides outdoor activities, residencies, and conducts research. Ultimately, the charity aims to enhance the well-being of both individuals and the environment, and it works towards achieving this goal through its activities and initiatives.